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RAeS events deliver expert content, insight and networking across the breadth of technical, engineering and business subjects affecting aerospace professionals.

Our annual calendar of around 20 events of lectures, technical visits, competitions and field trips are designed to support your professional development and industry knowledge.

Design & Construction, New Third runway, Hong Kong Airport
24 May 2023 - 6pm

The scale of the three-runway system (3RS) project is almost equal to building a new airport next to the existing one. A 3 800-metre-long runway and its supporting taxiway systems are constructed as part of the 3RS. This lecture will consist of Basic Design Background, Airfield Capacity, Physical Characteristics and Construction Sequence of the New Third Runway.

Jay Nair is currently working with Airport Authority, Hong Kong as a Deputy General manager, in the Third runway Division looking after the design and construction of the New Third Runway at Hong Kong Airport.

Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, Jay was working in several Australian Airports for their design and rehabilitation. Jay is well verse with airfield pavement design, construction and international regulatory requirements.

Jay is a Fellow of “Engineers Australia” and has more than three decades of experience in aviation industry. 

Date and time : 24 May 2023, 6pm
Location : Cathay City, Scenic Road, Lantau

Aircraft Engineering Development Scheme (AEDS)

Aircraft Engineering Development Scheme (AEDS)

The Branch is a proud sponsor of the Aircraft Development Scheme which offers "a path to be an Aircraft Engineer”, for aspiring young engineers.

Anticipating commercial air transport recovery after COVID, opportunities are here for youngsters who have an aspiration to develop their career in aircraft engineering and maintenance profession.

The objective of this Scheme are to encourage undergraduate students to plan and prepare their career path in aircraft engineering and maintenance profession before their graduation. This is a mentorship program, with guided self-learning for HKAR-66 Category B Aircraft Maintenance Licence, organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Aircraft Division; and supported by the Royal Aeronautical Society (Hong Kong Branch) and various industrial members.

Scheme outline

Mentorship – share the life and work in the industry
Technical visit – familiarizes with the industry, operation and development
On-job-training – first-hand experience in base maintenance
Study group & Exam – guided self-learning for HKAR-66 AML exam (about 13 modules plus essay) at Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department exam center.


- Cultivate future aircraft engineers
- Allow exploration of different aircraft maintenance and engineering fields


Familiarize the industry via

- Mentoring with industrial members
- Technical visit (HAECO / HAESL/ CAD/ GFS /overseas and mainland visits
- Opportunities for On the job Training

Participate HKIE Aircraft Division/ RAeS activities

- AGM/ lectures/ technical visit/ airshow
- RAeS events

Program Application

Eligibility :

Engineering major undergraduate

Application deadline: 24 Dec 2022

Jan 2023, will be notified separately.

Fee: HKD 2,800 (to be paid upon success application)

There is a briefing session on 29 November 2022

PolyU Lecture Threatre TU101
7pm to 8:30pm

What’s more?

Find us on Instagram #hkieac.aeds

Info Session Registration Link

To apply for the AEDS programme, click the link below.

AEDS Registration Link
HAESL site visit
29 April 2023 - 9:30am

Along with restarting our lecture programme, the branch is relaunching its site visits for our members.

Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (HAESL) provides world-class aero engine and component repair services to many of the world’s most respected airlines that have chosen Rolls-Royce to power their fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

The visit includes a short presentation of HAESL development which followed by a plant-tour exploring aero engine maintenance and component repair processes.”

Location : HAESL, 70 Chun Choi Street, Tseung Kwan O
Time : 9:30am to 11:30am

Space is limited to 25 visitors and priority is given to Branch Members.

Customer Support Excellence with Boeing
23 March 2023 - 6pm

We are starting our 2023 lecture programme.  

Every day, Boeing airplanes carry people and goods to every corner of the world. Boeing Field Service Regional Manager Chris Perry will provide a detailed overview of the Boeing Customer Support Organization, and insight on how Boeing provides world class 7/24 support to the airlines for the more than 10,000 Boeing commercial jetliners operating in service, keeping them flying reliably and safely. During the presentation Chris will provide real world examples of airline technical inquires and lead us through the steps required to provide quality responses or solutions to airline customers.

Chris Perry has had the challenging job of running this command centre for Boeing.  Join us to learn of this facinating story.

Chris Perry is originally from San Francisco, California and studied Aviation Maintenance Technology at the College of San Mateo. He began his aviation career in 1990 with Delta Air Lines working as a licensed Aviation Maintenance Technician, B777/MD-11 Maintenance Instructor and Program Manager overseeing MRO heavy maintenance.

In 2006 Chris hired into The Boeing Company and joined the Boeing Field Service organization. He has supported many airlines during assignments to Doha Qatar, San Francisco, Santiago, Chile and Abu Dhabi UAE. In 2019 Chris took the position of Field Service Regional Manager based in Hong Kong. He now leads several Boeing Field Service teams in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Location : Cathay City, Hong Kong Interntaional Airport.
Time 23 March, 2023, 6pm

Register Here
Aviation Quiz 2023

17 Feb 2023 6:30 PM

After 3 years, we are pleased to announce our Aviation Quiz is back!!!
To meet some new faces and reunite with all aviation geeks, this event will be open to public. This is your time to be the champion among your peers and win great prizes!

Form a team of FOUR and please send the information for registration.
1. Team name
2. Team member names
3. Organisation (workplace/university etc.)
4. RAeS HKG Branch member numbers, if applicable
5. Contact details, such as email and mobile

Location: TLA Room 431A. 4/F, Cathay Pacific City, 8 Scenic Rd, HKIA, Chek Lap Kok

Date and Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, 17 Feb 2023

Entry Fee*: HKD 500 per team and HKD 250 for student teams, which will be collected on the day of event.

*Food and beverage provided.

Priority will be given to current members.

Upon successful registration, notification email will be sent for confirmation.

Aircraft Tyre Solutions
EVENT POSTPONED - updated 21 Oct 2022
3 November 2022, 6pm

This event has been postponed. We will be arranging a new date for this lecture.

As announced in our AGM, physical lectures are back on. We are privileged to have Bridgestone, here in Hong Kong, to present aircraft tyre technology. The aircraft tyre is something, many don’t think about, but it supports the weight of the aircraft and operates faster than a formula 1 racing car. Bridgestone will share how tyres have developed to meet the demands of operating aircraft under extreme conditions.

Date : 3 November 2022, 6pm
Location : Cathay City, HK International Airport.